Township: West Hynish

Map Reference:

Name Type: agriculture

Meaning: The field of the cattle pen

EG cró (Cox 2002, The Gaelic Place-Names of Carloway, 225)
Crò 'circle, sheep-cot, pen or fold, wattled fold, stall, stable' (Dwelly)
crò 'a sheep cot, pen', Irish cró (MacBain) ON loan kró

Another possibility is Pàirc nan Crodh, (crodh cruidh 'cattle, especially black cattle' Dwelly)

Other Forms:

Related Places: See Crò a' Mhairt, another feature involving cattle management higher up the hill

Information:This is on the sweep of hillside on the east side of the road going up to the Golf Ball. There are a number of old turf and stone enclosures there. Gilleasbuig said "the field was always full of cattle".

Local Form:

Languages : Gaelic

Informants: Gilleasbuig Kennedy, West Hynish, 10/2016